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The Chapin House surrounded by large catalpa trees and gardens, ca. 1870

The Chapin House surrounded by large catalpa trees and gardens, ca. 1870 image
Year
1870
Description

On the northeast corner of Ann St. and Fourth Ave. is the structure built in 1836 to house the short-lived Bank of Washtenaw. A stuccoed Greek Revival building, it was remodeled as a residence in 1847 for local businessman Volney Chapin, whose family lived there for almost thirty years.

It continued to play a role in the life of Courthouse Square as it was adapted for a sequence of businesses, including the Catalpa Hotel, Joe Parker's Saloon, the Chamber of Commerce, many service and welfare organizations, the local bus station, and the Peters Hotel.

Frame location: On North wall of Courthouse

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